Prunus amanogawa won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002. It is an often-used and recognised variety of small growing cherry tree, known for its tight columnar shape and profusion of semi-double, shell pink flowers appearing late April – early May giving a stunning display of colour.
Juvenile leaves are coppery bronze and appear on the tree after the flower, turning to flame orange and reds in autumn.
This slim, narrow tree prefers a free draining soil and will not tolerate having “wet feet”.
It is good choice where space is at a premium as it will not spread much as it matures.
This tree is good for bees and other pollinators.
Mature height: 5-8m